Horoscopes for 6.11.2020

“I will tell thee in French; which I am sure will hang upon my tongue like a new-married wife about her husband’s neck.”

  • — King Henry in Shakespeare’s Henry 5 Act 5, Scene 2
  • Horoscopes for 6.11.2020

    As Mercury unravels and starts a Mercury Retrograde pattern? Mercury starts this pattern on June 17, in the tropical zodiac sign of Cancer. Mars conjoins Neptune. What does it mean?

    Gemini

    Gemini
    Wishing a happy birthday to one Gemini. There’s an essence that I try to derive, a way to express the energy floating freely in the air space around Gemini. The air shimmers. Like a heat wave? That’s it. The air around Gemini has that ethereal quality of looking through a heat wave that distorts the view. It’s real, only, it seems to be a little “indistinct.” Can’t get a clear image at the moment. No worries, keep on being your Gemini selves.

    Cancer

    Echo and reverb. Like an old, analog “special effects” pedal on a guitar? The “wa-wah” pedal? That this week’s energy, echo, reverberation, bouncing back and forth, and then? Not going any one direction particularly quickly. Not exactly pointless, but that sense, “We’ve covered this before, right?”

    Right.

    We have covered this before.
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    Horoscopes for 6.4.2020

    Give me, great Mars,
    Some token of thy pleasure.

      Arcite in Shakespeare’s The Two Noble Kinsmen 5.1.60-1

    Horoscopes for 6.4.2020

    Gemini

    Gemini
    The mighty Redwoods, like the famous ones in Northern Cal? They tend to grow in clusters, like a fairy ring, of trees. The root system for the younger Redwoods are shallow and don’t go deep, which belies their ability to grow so tall. Lore passed onto me was that redwood roots are no more than six feet deep. I live in Texas, I’ve seen weeds with deeper roots than that. But the way the redwoods stand so tall? They stand together. That single redwood becomes a ring of three, then six, or more, and these trees all work together with that root system — not a deep foundation — but a wide foundation that depends on the support of the other trees. So the trees are connected and working together as a team. Almost defies physics. With this in mind, what’s the take-away for a (happy birthday to my sister) Gemini? Stand together or fall alone? Sure. “Oh, oh, I got it! I don’t need deep roots?” Yes, as long as there are others there to help support, and it looks like, that roots system is inter-meshed. Gather your people around you, hopefully, metaphorically.

    Cancer

    The Crab - the Moonchild
    I’ve made note of this several times over, about Saturn and Venus — and — Shakespeare’s apparent double-meaning. None of this is new. It’s the double meaning that plays into this week’s material floating freely in the Moon Children’s sky. That old Cancer view of the heavens?
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    Horoscopes for 5.28.2020

    ’Twere good she were spoken with, for she may strew
    Dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds.

      Horatio in Shakespeare’s Hamlet (4.5.14-5)

    Horoscopes for 5.28.2020

    Gemini

    Gemini
    I will be forever changed by a cup of coffee I had with my sister. (Gemini Sister, not that it matters, but it might.) It was an exotic coffee bean, hand-roasted, then artfully prepared by the cup, in a single pour-over style. Left Coast, north of San Fransisco, a cross between surfer paradise and Seattle coffee heaven. The price of the single cup of coffee was off-putting, to say the least, but from a single farmer, and an exotic locale, with a specialty name, in a place that extracted coffee by the latest, greatest methods known?

    Sure, I’m in. Was it that good? I can’t answer that as I don’t have the refined coffee palate for the nuances of a fruity after-finish and earthen overtones. I wasn’t sure if it was paint or coffee. Tasted good, but I refined my coffee palate on fresh roasted Kona beans, and that’s what I know. Then, too, those real Hawaiian beans are more and more difficult to find with the real Kona flavor. The experience, though, of the coffee itself? That was well-worth the price. Watching the preparation makes me feel better about how I buy, store, and then, prepare my coffee. Take a moment and try an outside source for something familiar. As a Gemini, an outside effort results in what you’re looking for. It’s a birthday time “compare and contrast.” Like me, bet you come up looking pretty good.

    Cancer

    These clear and present energies are just names for a very uncomfortable time for the gentle Moon Children, nothing else can be said. Well, sure I can say a lot, and there will be one Cancer person who will swear, up and down, that I am clearly mistaken. Know what? I’m very willing to be mistaken about this clear and present energy. I’m very willing for there to be no confusion, no distractions, no outside and untoward influences confusing matters for the gentle Moon Children. Yeah, all for that.
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    Horoscopes for 5.21.2020

    Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
    Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit
    To his full height!

    Shakespeare’s Henry V 3.1

    Horoscopes for 5.21.2020

    Gemini

    Gemini
    One associate was using this kind of a time as a teaching point for Gemini. Showed, to me, a lack of true Gemini understanding, though, as the mercurial Gemini mind needs the data spit out quickly, relatively succinct, and in a fashion that is easy to digest. Think in terms of bullet points, converting the main areas, love, money, job, finances, relationships, and material wealth. All kinds of variations on themes, if I understand correctly. Then, like I suggested, organized as bullet points, or just as topic headings, or just material wherein the individual can fill in the appropriate data as need be. “I need all three: money, love, and romance!” Or, “Love career, and income.” Sort of varies, but it is essentially the three biggest, most pressing Gemini questions — and answers — then that material needs to be distilled into simple points. Think in terms of a graphic representation of the material, like done as an outline, then flashed before our non-Gemini eyes. I’ve got it! Birthday time, do it as flash cards! Mercurial learning requires concise, easy-to-grasp bulletin, missive, headline notes. Do it as flash cards, like, Happy Birthday!

    Cancer

    I was looking for a new phone cover because the first one for this phone, it was an expensive name brand item. Maybe get a fancy leather case? The problem is the last one, in a few short months, frayed around the corners. Part of the leather departed, and left the underside unprotected. I started shopping, online, for a new cover. The problem being? I'll probably have a new phone before the new cover even arrives. The lifespan of tech? I usually stretch out and try to leapfrog tech, and anymore? Keeping up is too hard some days. What I did, instead?
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    Horoscopes for 5.14.2020

    These are kind creatures. God what lies I have heard! Our couriers say all's savage but at court.

    • Imogen in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline IV.ii.32-3

    Horoscopes for 5.14.2020

    Taurus

    Taurus

    “The beat goes on,” and adjust that term as need be for your individual Taurus tastes. But the beat does go on. Other day, I was helping in a situation, too hard to explain but I was keeping company with brilliant 5-year old. He was tutoring me about plants. I inquired, later, and he had been in outdoor preschool of some sort. He knew plants and he knew which plants were edible, and he knew how to get sweet pollen and nectar from certain flowers. Bonus: he knew the difference between what was edible and what was potentially poisonous. As the Taurus birthdays unfurl, think about me following around a kid, and in his tiny kid voice, explaining what was edible, what was the best tasting flowers, and what I should avoid. It was an engaging 45 minutes, for me. What I realized, and what I thought about in respect to Taurus and birthdays? Always be willing to learn from the most unlikely of places. Never know who the teacher will be.

    Gemini

    It was a red string tattoo, one around her left pinky, and one around his right thumb. While I am certainly not a palmist of any sort, I’ve been around enough of the palm readers to know a line or two. Besides, the symbolism? Is that not clear? Her pinky. His thumb. Relationships and the way couples interact? Big issue. Also, doing that as a tattoo? That would, in my mind, cede one’s destiny over to another, for all eternity — or the lifespan of the ink. My guess?

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    Horoscopes for 5.7.2020

      “What can be their business
      With me, a poor weak woman, fall’n from favor?
      I do not like their coming. Now I think on’t,
      They should be good men, their affairs as righteous.
      But all hoods make not monks.”

    Queen Katherine
    in Shakespeare’s Henry 8 3.1.21-4

    The term also shows up in different form, in Latin, in Shakespeare's 12th Night — “Culcullus non facit monachum.”

    Horoscopes for 5.7.2020

    Full Moon 17 Taurus/Scorpio on 7 May 2020 at 5:45 AM.

    Venus starts a retrograde pattern on May 13, 2020 at 1:45 AM (local), so some charts will show May 12. All depends. Goes direct on June 25.

    Mercury goes retrograde on June 17, while Mars has just entered Pisces.

    Taurus

    Mix water and earth? Mud. Mud can be fired up in a kiln, or just with heat, think: fire? That creates a hardened surface, or in more advanced forms? Ceramics. The two principle elements currently present are basically water (Mars/Neptune in Pisces) and Earth (Uranus/Sun/Mercury in Taurus) with Jupiter and Pluto lagging in Capricorn.

    No, there’s other stuff, but for now, think about the incipient forms of ceramics, as that’s the goal for the end of this cycle, and we’re just at the point where we’re starting out, but we haven’t gotten far, and maybe, we need to smash the stuff apart so we can — eventually — rebuild it. Better. Stronger. More durable. More useful. More artful. But for now? We’re just mixing up water and earth to make mud.

    Gemini

    Just a bullet list for Gemini? Think that would work. Just a bullet list of what to do. Or what not to do? 1.
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    Horoscopes for 4.30.2020

      “How many fond fools serve mad jealousy?”

    Lucinana in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors 2.1.111

    Horoscopes for 4.30.2020

    Taurus

    Taurus
    I tend to see that as seriously exciting material, but then, I’m not a Taurus, and I don’t have that Taurus sentiment. However, as a patient, outside observer — fanboy, if you will — of “all things Taurus?” This is good stuff, but there’s a degree of action required. As birthday a Taurus person? There’s a degree of vacation urged. Balance action against caution? We wind up frozen in place, the ubiquitous “Paralysis by analysis.” See, this is where I earn my keep, as all I’m suggesting is gentle form action. Could be a text, email (for me), phone call, or, in a simpler example, I will stop for coffee and say hello to some buddies. Not a big deal, in and of itself, but then there’s always one, “Hey, you’re that astrology guy, right? What does the ‘Uranus in Taurus’ thing mean?” Means, as a Taurus, even the simplest of actions will be rewarded. But it does require some action.

    Gemini

    Sagittarius is the polar opposite from Gemini. So I kept thinking of a Mark Twain quote, from his Puddn’head Wilson calendar, from the story of the same name, all of which is collected and collated in my Pink Cake book, but I kept thinking about a single quote. It holds the answer about how Gemini might be best served when facing this week’s energy.
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